THE EUROPEAN Union's Electronic Signature Directive is unlikely to be implemented for a long time yet even though it should have become law in the 15 member countries in July, the Information Security Solutions Europe 2001 conference, in Westminster, was told Wednesday. The directive, a key part of the EU's ambition to take a world lead in e-commerce by ensuring legal recognition of electronic signatures in all member countries, has become stalled by legislative and technical difficulties. Perhaps more worrying is that some EU countries are ...

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